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India to set up internal security center

India to set up internal security center
India to set up internal security center 


NEW DELHI, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- India is starting an internal security
center similar to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to
coordinate intelligence and law-enforcement agencies.

"The proposal, which has been doing the rounds of security agencies,
has now received the nod from both Intelligence Bureau and the
Research and Analysis Wing and has come back to the Interior
Ministry," said a report in The Times of India newspaper Friday.

It said the proposal was prepared by experts working at the Indian
Institute of Technology in the northern Indian city of Kanpur. The
proposed center would maintain a database for all citizens, with
records of their profession, birthplace, residential address and
foreign visits.

"The center will deal with the internal security issues like those
requiring scientific, technical and analytical expertise," an
Intelligence Bureau official said.

"The blueprint of the proposed center says it would focus on number of
key areas which impact a nation's capacity to combat the modern-day
terrorism like processing counter-intelligence inputs, cyber security,
border and transportation and protection of vital security."

The Indian government has taken serious note of the failure of its
intelligence and security agencies to have advance information about
the serial bomb blasts in New Delhi on Oct. 30 that killed over 60
people and injured 210.

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